The Revolution Of The United States Essay

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On July 15, 1763 a letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Page said; “If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.” I feel this powerful quote stands as an example of Jefferson’s resilience or allowing a person to bounce back from a negative situation. This quality is one not everybody possesses and is necessary for any successful leader. During Jefferson’s two term Presidency spanning from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809 his greatest accomplishments were the Louisiana Purchase which nearly double the size of the US during this time, he sponsored the Embargo Act of 1807 which eventually led the US on a path of self-sufficiency, lastly he signed the Act prohibiting importation of slaves which meant slaves could no longer come to the US from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.
As the nineteenth century began to decline both Spain and France shared a common view to impede westward expansion of the United States. During this time Napoleon Bonaparte rose to power in France with an objective to reestablish the former Francis American Empire including the Caribbean territories. With a secret agreement between France and Spain, the territory of Louisiana would be traded to France with a promise to grant Tuscany to Spain. With Louisiana now under French rule, France decided to close the Mississippi river and the port of New Orleans to the United states. This would prompt war against Spain spanning across the American…

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